TMZ- NFL star Junior Galette -- who was just released by the Saints for off-the-field issues -- was charged with 3 misdemeanors in Louisiana stemming from a traffic stop gone wrong ... TMZ Sports has learned. We've obtained court docs which show Galette was pulled over in his green Mercedes on July 7th -- but during the stop, cops say they noticed Junior was driving on a suspended license.
Cops also say he didn't have proper tags on his car at the time.
Ultimately, Galette was charged with 3 counts -- and has been ordered to appear in court on August 10th ... the same day he has a hearing in a civil case filed by a woman who accused him of domestic violence.
It's one thing to constantly have run-in's with the law. A lot of professional athletes have suffered form an inability to stay out of trouble away from the football field. The difference with Junior Galette is that he is doing so at an unprecedented rate. I can't even finish one blog about him, without having three more on deck. It's like the charges against him are multiplying by the second. I'm like a rape and a murder away from starting Unsportsmanlike-Stupidity.com and devoting the entire thing to him. I am not going to discuss how dumb it is to drive a hundred thousand dollar car with a suspended license as a black athlete with a monstrous beard. Subtlety, you're doing it wrong. It's not even worth discussing the lack of brain cells this man possesses. At this point, there probably isn't a crime he hasn't committed. News outlets are just waiting to release them in a timely fashion so they can get the most publicity out of him. You flood the market all at once and you sacrifice clicks. That's a little blog science for you.
I'm not even mad at him anymore. We've passed the stage of pitying him as well. It's gotten to the point where I am honestly just impressed. Junior Galette has managed to have OVERLAPPING COURT DATES FOR TWO COMPLETELY SEPARATE CRIMES. There are 365 days in a year, and that's not enough dates to make sure that each transgression can have it's own 24 hour period. Good thing none of his teammates are suing him for dragging their names through the mud, or the guy would never have a day off from discussing his infractions. Let's say Roger Goodell were stupid enough not to suspend him, since it's never smart to put anything past the NFL. Even without facing supplementary discipline I am not sure Junior Galette has enough time to play professional football. Eat, sleep, commit crime, defend yourself against said crime. There are only so many hours in a day. If football is a full time job, then so is Galette keeping himself out of prison. He's like a walking, talking, tweeting manual for what not to do as a professional athlete. They should make a montage of Junior's career and give it to all rookie's upon entering the league. Tell Herm Edwards to save his breathe at the rookie symposium. If these guys are visual learners there's no better example of how not to conduct yourself than Junior Galette. The idiot that did literally everything he possibly could to make sure that the $18 million he made last year is the last paycheck he ever receives from an NFL franchise, all in one summer.